Madagascar: Building Urban Resilience in Greater Antananarivo

Context and Objectives
The ACP-EU NDRR project aims to strengthen climate resilience in Antananarivo, and thereby to enhance the urban living conditions in the poorest and most vulnerable neighbourhoods of Greater Antananarivo. The project will do so by providing analytics on urban planning and disaster risk management, and by promoting the integration of disaster risk considerations into urban practices. 
The analytics developed informs the $75 million World Bank-financed "Integrated Urban Development and Resilience Project" (PRODUIR). PRODUIR is planning on investments that improve infrastructure for drainage and flood protection, improve urban living conditions and livelihoods; and enhance resilient urban governance and disaster preparedness.

Main Activities
Component 1: Disaster informed urban planning and design.
Activities under this component develop innovative urban development plans that incorporate disaster risk management. This includes plans on evacuation routes, shelters and first response centres.
Component 2: Green solutions for resilient urban development.
Activities under this component include an assessment of the costs, benefits, and implementation considerations for the implementation of nature-based solutions in Antananarivo, such as wetlands and urban parks. An investment plan for upscaling these solutions in Antananarivo and possible other cities is being developed, and capacity building activities are being provided for central and municipal officials.
Component 3: Community-based solid waste management.
Activities under this component develop an assessment of challenges regarding effective solid waste management. Innovative community-based approaches are also proposed and piloted.
Component 4: Policy dialogue and donor coordination
Under this component, the project aims to improve donor coordination in the urban space and to maintain a policy dialogue across government counterparts.

The project is in its conception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination
The project is implemented with the Ministry of Land Use Planning, with National Disaster Risk Management Agencies, and with Municipal Authorities. Close coordination is also ensured with Agence Française de Développement- and EU-funded projects.

  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $500,000
  • $75,000,000
  • 11/2018 - 07/2020